Both Variety and The Wall Street Journal have reported tonight that Google is in talks to buy Twitch. Some people are happy about this. Other people are not.

Here's a snapshot of the internet's immediate reaction to the proposed move. We'll start close to home:

There's positive sentiment coming from the e-sports scene, one of the primary drivers of Twitch's popularity over the years.

The streaming crowd, on the other hand, is a little more divided. Understandably, given Google's history with copyright enforcement.

Unsurprisingly, negative sentiment has led to the hashtag #RIPTwitch trending on Twitter, at least in the United States.


Meanwhile, over on Twitch's Facebook page, users of the service aren't waiting for an official confirmation/announcement of the talks to share their thoughts.

Here's a more general reaction to the news (with the occasional insight):

And of course, last but not least, where would a topic like this be without Francis adding his $0.02